She's Funny That Way

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She's Funny That Way is an affectionate, talent-filled throwback to screwball comedies of old -- which makes it even more frustrating that the laughs are disappointingly few and far between.



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From renowned director Peter Bogdanovich, SHE'S FUNNY THAT WAY is a screwball comedy featuring the interconnected personal lives of the cast and crew of a Broadway production. When established director Arnold Albertson (Owen Wilson) casts his call girl-turned-actress Isabella "Izzy" Patterson (Imogen Poots) in a new play to star alongside his wife Delta (Kathryn Hahn) and her ex-lover Seth Gilbert (Rhys Ifans), a zany love tangle forms with hilarious twists. Jennifer Aniston plays Izzy's therapist Jane, who is consumed with her own failing relationship with Arnold's playwright Joshua Fleet (Will Forte), who is also developing a crush on Izzy. (C) Lionsgate


Imogen Poots
as Izzy Beatty
Kathryn Hahn
as Delta Simmons
Rhys Ifans
as Seth Gilbert
Owen Wilson
as Arnold Albertson
Joanna Lumley
as Vivian Claremont
Brian Donahue
as Wrestling Spectator #1
Nell Schaap
as Wrestling Spectator #2
Nur Khan
as Wrestler #1
Chazz Menendez
as Wrestler #2
Peter Cormican
as Delta's Father
Michael Shannon
as Macy's Policeman
Richard Lewis
as Al Finkelstein
Austin Pendleton
as Judge Pendergast
Tovah Feldshuh
as Miriam Pendergast
Will Forte
as Joshua Fleet
George Morfogen
as Harold Fleet
Debi Mazar
as Vickie
Besnik Shabani
as Limo Driver
Albert Jones
as Bernie's Secretary
Ren Croney
as Frankie
Poppy Delevingne
as Macy's Greeter
Megan Rosen
as Seth Fan
Bergen Sanderford
as Auditioning Girl #2
Jennifer Aniston
as Jane Claremont
Graydon Carter
as Limo Driver
Jake Hoffman
as Hotel Bellboy
Ahna O'Reilly
as Elizabeth
David Calderazzo
as Bernie's Floor Manager
Jake Lucas
as David Albertson
Sydney Lucas
as Josie Albertson
Melanie Hill
as Hotel Receptionist
Nicole Kohut
as Auditioning Girl #1
Bergen Loren Sanderford
as Auditioning Girl #2
Tatum O'Neal
as Waitress
Polly Adams
as Delta's Mother
Scott Campbell
as Hotel Guest #1
Erin Heatherton
as Hotel Guest #2
Cybill Shepherd
as Nettie Finkelstein
David Francis Calderazzo
as Bernie's Floor Manager
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  • Jul 21, 2017
    Convivial ensemble comedy with stand out performances from Jennifer Aniston As a jilted psychiatrist, and a real short case for images and boot as a jilted psychiatrist, and a real shorwcase for Imogen Poots Who is completely adorable despite a suspect Brooklyn accent. Or gun of its goes to great lengths to create a load of hexagon, but a "2 months later" Quickfix conclusion feels like a copout.
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • May 11, 2016
    A sweet but louche playwright gifts young call girls with generous nest eggs to encourage them to stop hooking, but when one such ingénue gets cast in his play starring his wife, the show nearly goes dark. Peter Bogdanovich's philosophical romantic comedy is reminiscent of Woody Allen's show biz fables - full of mistaken identities, magical realism, and a star-making turn from real-life ingénue Imogen Poots. Her lurchy walk is so awkward yet purposeful.
    Alice S Super Reviewer
  • Mar 13, 2016
    Didn't expect a whole lot, but this wasn't bad. It isn't the greatest movie ever, but it's an entertaining enough hour and a half. It felt very like a Woody Allen movie to me in its delivery and theme. Jennifer Aniston is the bitchiest I've ever seen her. Very amusing. Imogene Poots is also quite engaging as the call girl turned actress. Owen Wilson, sleazy as ever. I am immune to him, I don't see his appeal at all.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 29, 2016
    She's Funny That Way is a farcical comedy that delivers some good laughs. The film follows a rising young actress named Izzy Patterson who tells the story of how a chance meeting with a play producer turned into her big break. Starring Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Jennifer Aniston, and Rhys Ifans, the casting is pretty good, and they do quite well with this style of board comedy. Still, some of the jokes don't land and there are a few too many characters. Also, the frame story of the actress being interviewed seems rather contrived. Yet despite being somewhat clunky and disjointed, She's Funny That Way is entertaining and kind of fun.
    Dann M Super Reviewer

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